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1Title:  DARPA Urban Challenge Collection, 2007 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2013.16.4 
 Creator:  United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 
 Abstract:  The DARPA Urban Challenge was part of a series of competitions intended to promote the development of autonomous (driverless) motor vehicles. This collection of materials related to the 2007 event consists of press releases, team press kits, and a poster illustrating the event course. Note: This is an unprocessed collection. 
 Subjects:  Cars | Automobiles | Trucks | Experimental automobiles | Victorville (Calif.) 
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2Title:  Truck Product Literature Collection Requires cookie*
 Accession:  180 
 Creator:  Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  The Truck Product Literature collection is an intentionally assembled collection of sales, promotional and informational material published by truck manufacturers and used primarily by truck dealers or sales agents to market and sell trucks. 
 Subjects:  Trucks | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Press releases | Brochures | Manuals (Instructional materials) | Photographs | Publications | Sales Catalogs 
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3Title:  Truck Product Literature Collection, 2006 Addendum Requires cookie*
 Accession:  180.1 
 Creator:  Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  The Truck Product Literature collection is an intentionally assembled collection of sales, promotional and informational material published by truck manufacturers and used primarily by truck dealers or sales agents to market and sell trucks. 
 Subjects:  Trucks | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Press releases | Brochures | Manuals (Instructional materials) | Photographs | Publications | Sales Catalogs 
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4Title:  Comet Automobile Company Records, 1918-1920 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  92.1.1771 
 Creator:  Comet Automobile Company 
 Abstract:  The Comet Automobile Company records contain photographs, correspondence, business records, and clippings related to the company during the period 1918-1920. 
 Subjects:  Comet Automobile Company | Jagers, George W. | Automobiles | Tractors | Trucks | Decatur (Ill.) | Business records | Correspondence | Newspaper clippings | Photographs 
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5Title:  Gary Motor Truck Company records, 1916-1918 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1772 
 Creator:  Gary Motor Truck Company 
 Abstract:  This collection documents the Gary Motor Truck Company during its formative years through business records that include bids submitted to supply trucks to various businesses, correspondence, vehicle specifications and maintenance instructions and surveys of efficiency comparing truck power and horse power. 
 Subjects:  Gary Motor Truck Company | Truck industry--Indiana--Gary | Trucks | Trucks--Design and construction | Trucks--Specifications | Gary (Ind.) | Business records | Design drawings 
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6Title:  Mack Truck Photograph Collection, 1905-1947 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  90.1.1747 
 Creator:  Mack Trucks, Inc. 
 Abstract:  The Mack Truck Photograph Collection visually documents the innovations and growth of the company from its early years until 1947, and includes images in the form of photographic prints and both film and glass plate negatives. 
 Subjects:  Mack Trucks, inc. | Saurer Motor Company | Advertising | Bus industry | Mack trucks | Public relations | Saurer trucks | Trucks | Trucks--Design and construction | Trucks--Parts | Trucking--United States | Allentown (Pa.) | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) | Photographs | Photographic prints | Negatives (photographic) | Glass negatives 
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7Title:  Automotive Press Kit Collection, 2006 Addendum, 1945-2000 (bulk 1990-2000) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1845.1 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Press Kit collection, 2006 Addendum, is an intentionally assembled collection consisting of press kits, packets, and releases. The press kits encompass a wide variety of American and foreign automotive and automotive-related manufacturers and include press releases for publication, photographs, slides, and electronic media. 
 Subjects:  Advertising--Automobiles | Advertising--Transportation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile supply industry. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Exhibitions. | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Parts. | Farm equipment | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Sport utility vehicles | Traffic safety | Tractors | Trucks | Press releases | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Compact discs | Photographs 
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8Title:  Automotive Press Kit Collection, 1946-2006 (bulk 1990-2000) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1845 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Press Kit collection is an intentionally assembled collection consisting of press kits, packets, and releases. The press kits encompass a wide variety of American and foreign automotive and automotive-related manufacturers and include press releases for publication, photographs, slides, and electronic media. 
 Subjects:  Advertising--Automobiles | Advertising--Transportation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile supply industry. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Exhibitions. | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Parts. | Farm equipment | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Sport utility vehicles | Traffic safety | Tractors | Trucks | Press releases | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Compact discs | Photographs 
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9Title:  Henry Austin Clark, Jr. papers, 1852-1990 (Bulk 1895-1979) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1764 
 Creator:  Clark, Henry Austin Jr., 1917-1991 
 Abstract:  Personal papers and documents from car collector, museum owner and devotee of all things automobile, Henry Austin Clark, Jr. 
 Subjects:  Clark, Henry Austin, Jr. 1917-1991 | Bridgehampton Road Races Corporation | Long Island Automobile Museum | Antique and classic cars | Antique and classic motorcycles | Antique and classic trucks | Antique and classic tractors | Automobile racing drivers | Automobile racing fans | Automobile racing in art | Automobile travel | Automobiles, Collectors and collecting | Automobiles, Equipment and supplies | Automobiles, Exhibitions | Automobiles, Foreign | Automobiles, History | Automobiles, Museums | Automobiles, Parts | Automobiles, Racing | Automobiles, Restoration | Automobiles, Steam | Busses | Commercial vehicles | Long Island Motor Parkway (N.Y.) | Taxicabs | Transportation, automotive | Trucks | Black-and-white photographs | Copy prints | Photographs | Photograph albums | Scrapbooks | Posters 
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10Title:  Henry Austin Clark Jr. Photograph collection, 1853-1988 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1774 
 Creator:  Clark, Henry Austin, Jr., 1917-1991 
 Abstract:  The photograph collection of Henry Austin Clark Jr. collector, museum owner and devotee, documents the history of the automobile in Europe and the United States. 
 Subjects:  Clark, Henry Austin, Jr., 1917-1991 | Long Island Automobile Museum | Vanderbilt Cup Race | Indianapolis Speedway Race | Transcontinental journeys, 1900-1910 | Agricultural machinery | Airplanes | Antique and classic cars | Antique and classic motorcycles | Antique and classic trucks | Antique and classic tractors | Automobile driving | Automobile industry executives | Automobile manufacturers | Automobile racing drivers | Automobile racing fans | Automobile racing in art | Automobile traveling | Automobiles, Collectors and collecting | Automobiles, Electric | Automobiles, Equipment and supplies | Automobiles, Exhibitions | Automobiles, Foreign | Automobiles, History | Automobiles, Museums | Automobiles, Parts | Automobiles, Racing | Automobiles, Restoration | Automobiles, Steam | Busses | Commercial vehicles | Long Island Motor Parkway (N.Y.) | Taxicabs | Transportation, automotive | Trucks | Black-and-white negatives | Black-and-white photographs | Color slides | Copy prints | Motion pictures (visual work) | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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11Title:  General Photographs series, 1913-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  833 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company photographers recorded the company’s manufacturing work and contributions to innovation around the nation and world. This series contains photographic prints and negatives created by the company’s first photographic department. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford family | Kahlo, Frida, 1907- | Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 | Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries. | Henry Ford Trade School. | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn, Mich.) | Detroit Institute of Arts | Ford Fleet. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Assembly line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Automobile dealers | Aircraft industry | Factories--Design and construction | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Buses | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Cargo ships | Industry and education | Industrial buildings | Photographers | Power-plants | Radio--History | Rubber industry and trade | Service stations | Soybean products | Tractors | Trucks | Vehicles, Military | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Negatives (Photographic) 
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12Title:  Photographic Vertical File series, 1860-1980 (bulk 1890-1955) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Photographic vertical file series is an assembled collection of photographs from a variety of sources. The series contains both original photographs and copy photographs, covering a wide range of topics. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Eleanor, 1896- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Bryant family | Litogot family. | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company -- Employees. | Ford Motor Company -- Executives. | Ford Motor Company -- Buildings. | Ford Village Industries. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Fleet. | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Henry Ford (Organization) | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile racing drivers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races. | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Tractors | Trucks | Industrialists | Camping | Celebrities | Power-plants | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Advertising | Peace movement -- United States. | Vehicles, Mililtary. | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Peace Ship. | Photographs | Group portraits | Vertical files 
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